IP67 radio data loggers target harsh industrial applications
July 06, 2010 // Jean-Pierre Joosting
This Tinytag wireless data logging system, distributed by PSE- Priggen Special Electronic, consists of a receiver which is connected to a PC and a number of radio loggers. Each radio logger is a self-contained, battery powered unit that can receive, log, store and transmit data to other radio loggers, as well as the central receiver.
Each radio logger (or wireless data logger) has a line of sight range of up to 200 metres, but there is no limit to the number of loggers you can have, or to how far away you have them. Data will always find its way back to the PC because it can be relayed from one logger to another logger in range, until it finds its way back to the receiver.
The self-configuring loggers will dynamically adjust to deal with obstructions. If a logger is unable to find a path back to the receiver, its data is stored up to 2 weeks locally until such time as a path becomes available.
This combination of features delivers a very robust radio network which ensures that data is never lost during transmission. The radio software provides mechanisms for third party software integration using Modbus or http accessible CSV files. This software is also fully compatible with 'wired' Tinytag products and existing users will find the interface familiar. Data from the receiver can be accessed over a network. Forwarding alarm messages via E-mail or SMS is also possible.
The radio loggers have got a rugged waterproof (IP67) housing for the operation in harsh industry environment and in the exterior. They are available in versions for the connection of 1, 2 or 4 external temperature probes or with a temperature/humidity probe. Several thermistor probes as well as a compost probe are available as accessories.
The operation of the wireless system is licence-free in the European Union at 869,8 MHz. There are also versions for Australia and America available. The user replaceable alkaline batteries have got an operation time of up to one year and low battery levels are indicated.
Typical applications for this radio data logger system are the monitoring of chill chains, warehouses and buildings, the capturing of environmental data and composting processes.
For further information: www.priggen.com.
Biodegradable electronics debut
July 03, 2015
Today our landfills are being overrun by discarded electronic devices fabricated on silicon substrates that do not biodegrade ...
Power magnetics Lab Kit enters education
Automotive software design: new challenges through multiprocessing
Ultrasound sensor protects pedestrians
Dielectric material helps keep LED packages much cooler
PowerChip plans Chinese fab for display, sensor ICs
July 02, 2015
A former DRAM vendor, now foundry, is joining a trend towards supporting manufacturing in China, according to local reports. ...
XeThru Bot simulates breathing for sensor testing: built from Lego
Sony to raise $3.6bn to speed reinvention as component company
Startup's tech is Intel's Quark neural network
- Critical Requirements in High Speed Signal Generation Applications
- The 400XAC Series: Two Major Advantages that Simplify Functional Testing
- A Smart Way to Drive ECU Consolidation
- Autonomous Driving: An Eye on the Road Ahead
InterviewCEO interview: Cadence is about enablement, collaboration
EDA companies are being asked to provide expertise from the circuit- to the system-level observes Lip-Bu Tan, CEO of EDA software vendor Cadence Design Systems Inc. Covering such a breadth of endeavour ...
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Novelda is giving away two full XeThru Inspiration kits worth 1499 US Dollars each, for EETimes Europe's readers to experiment first hand with its XeThru technology.Based on the use of radio waves, rather than infrared, ultrasound or light, the company's X2M1000 Inspiration modules can detect presence just from the chest movement while breathing, and measure both the rate and... MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.